Simple ways to spread kindness

first_img 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details In these turbulent times, it’s more important than ever to be kind to one another. We should never forget the power of simply being nice to those around us, both in our personal lives and while in the workplace. Not only does being kind leave others feeling positive, happy, and appreciated, but it also gives us a joyful feeling and reminds us of how fortunate we are. Below are three easy ways you can spread kindness in your everyday life.ConnectThere are many people you encounter daily that you ordinarily wouldn’t stop to get to know. Whether it’s a teller at your credit union, the barista at the coffee shop, or the cleaning staff at your office, take a moment to make a personal connection. Even just asking them how their day is going can make an impact on their life. They will feel noticed and valued and you will feel reconnected to those around you.InspireIs there someone at work that is less than motivated or feeling down in the dumps? Take time to help get them back on track. If you reach out to them and help steer them in the right direction, they will feel like someone has their back. Use the skills you’ve acquired and help inspire your colleague by brainstorming new and innovative ideas for accomplishing goals. Collaborating with a teammate is an excellent way to bring out the best in both of you.EmpathizeThink about little things you can do to make someone’s life easier. Put yourself in their shoes and come up with ways you can simplify their life. For example, if you’re dining out with children and you leave a mess, tidy up as best you can before you leave, and you’ll make the staff’s job easier. Another idea is to return your shopping cart to the proper location instead of leaving it in the parking lot. Small kindnesses like these can really brighten the day of many hardworking people.last_img

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